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Mercyhealth announces new completion date of Crystal Lake Hospital and Medical Center

With construction moving along at a faster pace than anticipated, Mercyhealth is pleased to announce that the expected completion date for its new hospital and large multi-specialty clinic will take place in early 2023, approximately six months sooner than anticipated.

Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center–Crystal Lake will feature a hospital with private inpatient and intensive care suites, surgery suites, emergency care and diagnostic services, as well primary and specialty care physician offices.

“We are pleased that construction is moving along so quickly, and are excited to open sooner than we originally anticipated,” said Javon R. Bea, President/CEO of Mercyhealth. “This project has been a long, 25-year journey as we persisted in our efforts to bring much-needed emergency care and hospital services to the Crystal Lake community. We are pleased our plans are coming to fruition.”

The Crystal Lake emergency department will be staffed 24/7 with board certified emergency physicians, and will be capable of treating and stabilizing the full range of conditions, from chest pain and heart issues to head injuries, as well as more common emergencies such as broken bones, abdominal pain, lacerations and trouble breathing, to name a few.

The new facility will provide patients with an integrated, coordinated and convenient health care experience, especially elderly patients who have to travel to different locations to see various physicians.

Hospital features:

  • Private inpatient suites
  • Private intensive care suites
  • Surgery suites
  • Diagnostic services
  • 24/7 emergency department

Medical center services include:

  • Family medicine
  • Orthopedics and sports medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • General surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Cancer care
  • Infusion therapy
  • Chronic pain services
  • Physical therapy
  • Lab and X-ray

In addition to improving access to health care services for area residents, the facility will have a significant economic impact on the Crystal Lake area, creating 350 new jobs in construction and trades while the facility is being built, as well as permanent health care jobs. For every health care job created, another .9 job is created in the community. Using this metric, in addition to the construction jobs and new jobs Mercyhealth creates, an additional 134 new, permanent jobs will be created through this project.